Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Wandesford – 31 Oct 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Oct 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Wandesford
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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      31 Octobr 1714

My Lord

      Am glad to perceive by yr Servt tht you ar in good health, I  cannot say so much of my self for I have not been very well for these many months past, not being able to walk twenty yards without a great pain in my back, so tht I am forced to have a chair <carried> if I do but walk in the garden but in case It were otherwise with me I must beg yr pardon, for the little interest I have is ingaged for Mr Sharp, &  am sure you wd not have desire I should be worse then my word,

      Nor can I go up nor down stairs without help, so I doubt not but you will Excuse me

      Yr Lordships most  Faithfull Humble Servt

Ld. Castlecomer
Wandesford was 2nd Viscount Castlecomer and MP for Ripon 1715-19. His father was a local man and cousin of EB’s second wife Mary Yorke

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